Monday, August 30, 2010

Tired Monk Maxims: Dreams

regarding sleep:


stay abed until you are aware of your dreams


revel in your dreams


awake and take on the poems of the day

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Root n' Rocks a Meditation

swinging sledges
in strong hands
tnt stacked and blasting
no match for these old roots

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Baby Monk Song

baby monk little restless
not quite perfect
few sobs few tears
well tuck that baby up
under a guitar
play those sweet chords

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Singers and Songwriters

with big fat chords
over old beat radio

capo it down
to get that bright sound
with eyes-closed passion

switch the station
hard to relax
with all this
earnest singing

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beer Sleeves

song picks up
Del is singing 62 Richmond
beer glasses pound
out the beat
suds of lager and ale
spill, puddle the table
a big flowing robe
floats out
soaks it all away

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dish Sleeves

Sunday night dinner
spilling in swishy sinks
almost done
when the old monk robes fall
soaked in
suds and chicken grease

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Garage Sitter

dirty tools
buckets of weeds
work to do
sweat on the sleeves
wander in
snap a cap off an ale
today I'm no monk
I'm a garage sitter

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monk Garden

robes flow
over dirty work boots
deep in the garden
seeking pulling the weeds
taking care
work around
the natural violets

Boot Poems

garden coming along
weeds piled
pruning under way

coffee break - sure
thermos steams
pull out the tattered moleskin
the book of work boot poems
a perfect break

Monday, August 9, 2010

Frog Meditation

rain slicks
down the leaf
blending, silent
so aware

Dragonfly Meditation

sure they rip out
quick and true
dart to clutch their prey
then back to the flower perch
wait rest eat
ready for the next moment

a perfect meditation
for a tired monk

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tree 1.1

this young tree
twisted and soaring
high in forest cliff
a tree of summer homage

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tree 1.0

gnarled rough
and bent
a survivor
of axe n'fire
beat up...sure
but bonsai beautiful